Woman allegedly leaves store wearing new clothes, returns next day to shop
When Rita Mary Kulick walked into Rite Aid at 2023 Lycoming Creek Road on June 27, the 56-year-old Old Lycoming Township woman tried on some merchandise clothing and then simply walked out the door without paying, according to township police.
Although she slipped away, she made it easy for police to nab her the next day when she returned to the store reportedly wearing the very same clothes she is alleged to have stolen.
Kulick, of 188 Blanchard Ave., was taken before District Judge James H. Sortman and arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting. She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. She has since waived her preliminary hearing.
Susquehanna Township man jailed
Saying he was "going to start killing people one by one," Justin Lloyd Lee Sr., 39, of 156 Hillside Drive, Susquehanna Township, was arrested and jailed following a domestic disturbance at his home in which he allegedly threatened his wife and the couple's children about 9:40 a.m. July 8, state police said.
Police allege Lee grabbed one of his sons by the neck and threw him against a refrigerator.
Following his arraignment hours later before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of terroristic threats and harassment, Lee was committed to the Lycoming Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Shoplifting alleged of city woman
Holley Staley, 26, of 1624 Sherman St., has been charged by Montoursville police with misdemeanor shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $29 worth of merchandise on March 22. It is her second such offenses.
Following arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman, Staley was released on $2,500 bail.
Man allegedly breaks into house
A Nippenose Township man was jailed soon after he allegedly broke into a Main Street home in South Williamsport, according to borough police.
Corie W. January, 40, of 407 Front St., Antes Fort, is accused of breaking into Steven Davis' home at 355 Main St. and stealing a $150 necklace and some cash on the morning of June 2, police said.
Following his arraignment later that day before District Judge James Carn on charges of felony trespassing, theft and criminal mischief, January was committed to the Lycoming County Prison, but since has been released on $18,500 bail.
Convicted felon allegedly steals handgun
Jeret Samuel Harvey, 30, of 920 Poplar St., has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and convicted felon not to possess a firearm after he allegedly stole a handgun from his cousin Derick Smith's home at 2528 Dove St. on June 30, police said.
Harvey, a convicted burglar, recently was arraigned before Page and jailed in lieu $50,000 bail.
Tioga County woman faces new charges
A Tioga County woman has been arrested on charges of cashing another person's $240 money order that the owner had misplaced while shopping at the Weis Market, 620 W. Third St., city police said.
Connie S. Howard, 49, of Wellsboro, is alleged to have cashed Harry Jones' money order soon after she found it in late February, police said.
Jailed at the state Correctional Institution at Muncy on a parole violation, Howard recently was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on a charge of theft of lost property and recommitted in lieu of $5,000 bail.